Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-class
expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through
innovative education and ground-breaking research results. Drawing on our
location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our research
is carried out in close collaboration with companies such as LKAB, Ericsson,
Boliden, ABB and Epiroc and with leading universities around the world. Luleå
University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. We are
today 1,770 members of staff and have 17,200 students.
In the coming years, investments amounting to many billions will be made in
large projects in the regions of Norrbotten and Västerbotten in Northern
Sweden. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these
cutting-edge research projects and offers a broad range of courses and study
programmes to match the skills in demand.
There is now a need to strengthen our research group Construction Management
and Building Technology. With a new PhD student shall we build knowledge in
how digital twins can create long-term and sustainable development for
facility management. Focus for the research project is on how sensor-based
systems could contribute for a circular economy with new technology for using
and facility management of buildings.
The research group of Construction management and Building technology conducts
research and education in the construction process - from early planning and
design through construction to facility management. Our core competencies are
in management and automation of the construction process as well as in
industrialised construction and production systems. The research group is
globally one of five leading actor in the research area and has around 30
employees. The research is applied and based on current issues in close
collaboration with construction, real estate and civil engineering
stakeholders; companies and other organizations.
Construction management and Building technology includes technical
solutions, tools, methods and organization for planning, information
management and control of a sustainable and integrated industrial construction
process with related business processes.
Within CREATERNITY, which is one of Luleå University of Technology's new
future areas, the project, together with the state owned property manager
Akademiska Hus, will provide understanding and expand knowledge of how sensor-
based data together with simulated process data can contribute to long-term
sustainable facility management. The PhD project is focused on identifying,
following up and evaluating users 'and property managers' needs for comfort,
environmental and economic effects from a life cycle perspective. The first
phase of the project will include in-depth study of data structures for the
building's life cycle and information standards, as well as analyzes and
simulations of various business processes and measured data materials in case
In the second stage, knowledge developes about how combined data sources for
use and facility management can be used as a basis for developing methods that
support the transformation of information along a buildings lifecycle. As the
primary context for case studies, Luleå University of Technology's Campus
buildings are used, starting with the existing building stock. When a new
house on Campus is to be built, subsequent studies will analyze the
possibility of expanded sensor-based systems to be connected to the building.
The analyzes will therefore take into account the special conditions and
wishes with regard to information structures and information standards as well
as standards for a building's life cycle.
The PhD project is carried out in collaboration between Luleå University of
Technology, Akademiska Hus as property owners and with associated construction
designers, as well as other relevant actors for sustainable design and
As a PhD student, you work with a doctoral degree as the final goal after
the corresponding four years of full-time doctoral education. The PhD program
includes both training in scientific work and the implementation of PhD
courses with relevance to the research area. The tasks also include
departmental duty in the form of teaching and certain administrative work to a
maximum extent of 20% of full-time. The work as a PhD student means great
opportunities to define and plan their daily tasks and how they are to be
carried out in dialogue with different parties.
Location is Luleå. The work involves travel and shorter stays in another
For eligibility, a master's degree (or equivalent basic eligibility
requirements, (Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7, Section 39)) is
required in Computer Science, Architecture, Civil Engineering or similar. As
the research work is very communicative, we require that you have a very good
ability to express yourself in speech and writing in English.
- knowledge and skills in programming and computer systems,
- knowledge and skills in digitalisation of building processes,
- ability to work independently and ability to formulate and tackle
- knowledge and skills in mobile and distributed computer systems,
- knowledge and skills in the design or operation/management of buildings,
- good knowledge of Swedish, in speech and writing.
As we constantly work for an equal workplace, we are happy to see women
applicants. We welcome both newly graduated applicants as well as applicants
with many years of work experience.
For further information about a specific research subject see General
curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology
For further information about the position, please contact: Associate
Professor Gustav Jansson, tfn 0920-49 18 35, email@example.com
Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 15 29
firstname.lastname@example.org, OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 17 92 email@example.com
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Last day of application: 15th of October, 2021